Its A-side is frighteningly effective on a dancefloor too, but it's the B-side that especially enables him to present Henchy, one of the crazy guys with which he launches his own record label, T.I.M.E.C.. Grant Phabao shares then the production duties with Professor Oz for the Prof's first album, "One", and does some remixes with a "110% rate of reggae in it" (2 versions of "Stupid Jack" for Kojak and "Waves & Skunk" for Professor Oz). Pro-Zak Trax's studios in Bagnolet, near Paris, are bubbling with creative power. In 2001 he releases his third EP, a very classy one, "Jus' Play My Mind", whose B-side with its Martin Luther King speech, "We Shall Overcome", still warms with sense the best chillouts today. Advertising then starts to get more and more interested in his works and Grant Phabao starts to produce music for Hugo Boss, Metropolitan, Passoa... But clearly, he spends most his time producing and collaborating with the most crazy artists of the french musical landscape: Captain Détendu, Chuck Moe Reece, Djouls, Funky Frenchman, John DVDR, Mister K, Popof, Professor Oz, The Mighty Blunts... who all regroup in the form of a collective of the same name as his own label: T.I.M.E.C.
(for The Incredible Melting Entertainment Compagnons). "Tub" is issued again in 2002 as a 12" of remixes by Antoine Clamaran and J. Graü. In 2003 things go the next level with the production of 3 concept-albums from T.I.M.E.C. (the collective), "Time(c) To Relax", "Electronic Bossa & Psychedelic Soul Samba" and "Noëlectro", but also the production of Grant Phabao's first album, "Kulchaklash", recorded between Paris and Kingston, and featuring the legendary Studio One deejay Lone Ranger, and friends Ray I, Danny Dread & Simon diamond, released tru The Pusher distribution in 2005. Autumn 2005 marks the beginning of a collaboration with Loik Dury (former Radio Nova honcho), Djouls (collegue in T.I.M.E.C.) and Fourmy (Kraked's famous illustrator), producing the cult Paris DJs Podcast, where he especially manages the mastering of all audio content from original audio sources before their encoding into MP3s. In 2006 he releases on the T.I.M.E.C.
label a new reggae single, a cover of the classic "(A Message To You) Rudie" with The Lone Ranger and his rub-a-dub partner Carlton Livingston, and it's an instant hit! Only released on a strictly limited edition 12 inch (500 copies), in extended and dub versions: already only a few copies remain... Jump on this one fast! Upcoming single will feature The Lone Ranger and Echo Minott on vocal duties. Expect also a remix of Lee McDonald's "We've Only Just Begun" before the end of the summer on Favorite Recordings. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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